Gutter Facts

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Here Are The Facts:

Reasons you may need new gutters   FIND OUT MORE

Given time, uncleaned gutters WILL wreak of havoc well before they come tumbling down.
Here’s what can happen if gutters are not properly maintained.


Problem #1:

Rotting fascia boards. If water begins standing inside a gutter, it may overflow the inner edge and begin seeping into the fascia boards of the house. Then when the gutters finally do fall, you’ll have to replace both your fascia boards and your gutters.

Problem #2:

Broken fascia boards or soffits.
Clogged gutters are heavier, which places more stress on the attached soffits or fascia boards. Leaves, twigs, and other debris that sit in a gutter for a long time will lead to the development of moss or algae that can damage shingles, fascia boards and wood.

Clogged gutters

Clogged gutters will damage your soffit and fascia

 

 Problem #3:

Insect or rodent infestations. Any area where standing water accumulates is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other nagging insects. An abundance of debris will attract squatting rodents and other critters which may eventually decide to explore the interior of your home.

 Problem #4:

Leaks. When the water standing in your gutters freezes due to cold weather, it expands the gaps between your shingles and your roof. Then, when it thaws, there’s a convenient gap for water to flow into the home’s interior and damage walls and ceilings.

 Problem #5:

Landscaping destruction. Remember all that time/effort/money you put into making the landscaping around your home beautiful? Clogged gutters will push runoff water over the edges of your gutters and ruin your meticulously-landscaped areas.

Ice Damage

Ice Damage

Problem #6:

Slippery ice formation. If there’s just a cement sidewalk or a wooden deck below your gutters, the overflowing water will drip or trickle onto those surfaces.


Problem #7:

Flooded basements. The single biggest cause of basement flooding is pooled runoff water from clogged gutters. This can lead to foundation cracks in your home

 

 

If you need new gutters or need maintenance and repairs on your current gutters, contact us and we will provide you with a free estimate.

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